NEW DELHI: A one-and-a-half-month-old baby died in Delhi hospital, according to reports.
The baby who was brought to Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital attached to the Centre-run Lady Hardinge Medical College was admitted to SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness) ward and died a few days later.
The national capital has also acquired 42,000 rapid antibody test kits, which will be used in various containment zones across the city, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday. The government is aiming to use 42,000 kits in a week, with the main focus on the containment zones, Jain told the media on Sunday. “We are having a trial run and training in the LNJP hospital and from Monday, these kits will be used in the hotspot areas,” he said. Jain also explained that random testing will not be done as it will not be useful. “There is no point in doing random testing. These are kits to test the antibodies. This will be used on people who ever had even minor (coronavirus) symptoms. In this test, we will see if the body has developed the antibodies. If this comes positive, then we will need to have a confirmatory RT-PCR test,” Jain said.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that there will be no relaxation of lockdown in Delhi unless a review meeting takes place.
“Delhi has 11 districts and all of them have been declared hotspots. As per the central government, restrictions cannot be relaxed in containment zones,” Kejriwal said.
"Keeping in mind the lives of all Delhi residents, we have that there will be no relaxation in lockdown norms from tomorrow. We will sit in a meeting with all experts again on April 27 and review the situation. If need be, the lockdown norms will be relaxed after that," he added.